Eye on the Arctic – Week in Review 10/24/14

There are many different caribou herds in regions all across Canada, but most are experiencing dramatic declines. While habitat loss and industrial activity are listed as a major concern, increased pressure from hunting in order for meat and fish to be sold online has also become a concern.  This  was the most retweeted story on Eye on the Arctic this week. (Nathan Denette/Canadian Press)
There are many different caribou herds in regions all across Canada, but most are experiencing dramatic declines. While habitat loss and industrial activity are listed as a major concern, increased pressure from hunting in order for meat and fish to be sold online has also become a concern. This was the most retweeted story on Eye on the Arctic this week. (Nathan Denette/Canadian Press)
On this week’s news round-up, we bring you some of your most read stories on Eye on the Arctic this week:

 

  • Russia’s Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu announces increased troop deployment in the Arctic, while foreign minister Sergey Lavrov says there’s no need for increased NATO presence in the region

 

  • A suspected foreign military vessel in Swedish waters this week prompted an extended military search and raised concerns about Russia’s actions in the circumpolar North

 

And the most popular Eye on the Arctic story on Twitter at @eyeonthearctic?

This week, our followers chose a story about the concerns being raised that the buying and selling of wild meat over the internet is contributing to wildlife declines in Canada’s North

That’s your Eye on the Arctic news for this week. We’ll be back on Monday with more stories and newsmakers from across the North.

Write to Eilís Quinn at eilis.quinn(at)cbc.ca

Eilís Quinn, Eye on the Arctic

Eilís Quinn is an award-winning journalist and manages Radio Canada International’s Eye on the Arctic news cooperation project. Eilís has reported from the Arctic regions of all eight circumpolar countries and has produced numerous documentary and multimedia series about climate change and the issues facing Indigenous peoples in the North.

Her investigative report "Death in the Arctic: A community grieves, a father fights for change," about the murder of Robert Adams, a 19-year-old Inuk man from Arctic Quebec, received the silver medal for “Best Investigative Article or Series” at the 2019 Canadian Online Publishing Awards. The project also received an honourable mention for excellence in reporting on trauma at the 2019 Dart Awards in New York City.

Her report “The Arctic Railway: Building a future or destroying a culture?” on the impact a multi-billion euro infrastructure project would have on Indigenous communities in Arctic Europe was a finalist at the 2019 Canadian Association of Journalists award in the online investigative category.

Her multimedia project on the health challenges in the Canadian Arctic, "Bridging the Divide," was a finalist at the 2012 Webby Awards.

Her work on climate change in the Arctic has also been featured on the TV science program Découverte, as well as Le Téléjournal, the French-Language CBC’s flagship news cast.

Eilís has worked for media organizations in Canada and the United States and as a TV host for the Discovery/BBC Worldwide series "Best in China."

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